Raheem Left To Call Plays

November 4th, 2010

Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times penned a story today about the roots and growth of the relationship between Raheem Morris and Josh Freeman.

Many Bucs fans have heard all about that before, but Joe found one nugget at the end of the story particularly intriguing. Morris explained some of his motivation to head from the Bucs to Kansas State, where he met Freeman.

When Morris left the Bucs for Kansas State, he was an assistant defensive backs coach on a staff that included defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, linebackers coach Joe Barry and defensive backs coach Mike Tomlin.

“At that time, Monte was the only one who had ever called his own plays,” Morris said. “I wanted to call my own plays, which is why I went to Kansas State. Everybody thought it was a great opportunity for me.”

Clearly a very smart career move for Raheem and probably a bit risky at the time leaving the Bucs for the college ranks.

5 Responses to “Raheem Left To Call Plays”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    Let’s hope he calls good ones on Sunday, say, of the blitz variety.

  2. Buc You Says:

    And now he’s calling the plays for one of the worst defenses inthe NFL. Unless that is, you think stats are for losers.

  3. BamBamBuc Says:

    Ok, I’ll bite…. we’ll say for this moment stats aren’t for losers….

    Morris calls plays for one of the most opportunistic defenses in the NFL, leading the league in INTs. Some players (Cody Grimm i.e.) have even said it’s Morris play call that put them where they needed to be to make the pick. Besides, had he not gone to K-State he’d never have gotten to know Josh Freeman the way he did and not having Free would be tragic.

  4. joey88 Says:

    @Joe….I just heard your spot on Ron and Ian, good stuff..I agree and hope your right about giving larsen and lee another shot on the line, they deserve it.

  5. McBuc Says:

    It is also one of the youngest, give it time Buc You…I would also say they are overachieving, being one of the worst Ds with the most INT and a 5 – 2 record.